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26 March 2013

Crisper Drawers


Do you know how to properly set the crisper drawers in your refrigerator?  If you're like I used to be, you just set the humidity selector to the middle of the range and call it good.  But, after today, you will do that no more!  You'll know exactly how to set the humidity - either high or low - to help your fruits and veggies last as long as possible.  And, I'll make it easy for you to remember.
  • If it rots quickly/easily or emits high levels of ethylene gas, it goes in a low humidity environment.
    • Things like:  apples, grapes, mushrooms, avocados, strawberries, etc.
  • If it wilts, it goes in a high humidity environment.
    • Things like:  leafy greens, spinach, lettuce, basil, green onions, cauliflower, carrots, etc.
  • Lemons, limes, oranges, etc. prefer a medium humidity environment.  If you only have two crisper drawers and one is set to low, the other to high, place these in the low humidity one.
See...I told you it would be easy to remember - if it wilts, choose high humidity; if it rots, choose low humidity.

Mmm...tasty!



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